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Ariana Grande Explains The Difference Between Pop And Rap Single Releases

December 5, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Ariana Grande

In an interview with Billboard, Ariana Grande spoke about the difference between releasing a rap single and a pop single, wishing she could release music like a rapper does. Here are highlights:

On releasing a single: “My dream has always been to be — obviously not a rapper, but, like, to put out music in the way that a rapper does. I feel like there are certain standards that pop women are held to that men aren’t. We have to do the teaser before the single, then do the single, and wait to do the preorder, and radio has to impact before the video, and we have to do the discount on this day, and all this sh*t. It’s just like, ‘Bruh, I just want to f*cking talk to my fans and sing and write music and drop it the way these boys do. Why do they get to make records like that and I don’t?’ So I do and I did and I am, and I will continue to.”

On going bigger on her new albums: “We started at home base — me, and then we went in this place where I kind of played the game for a little bit, and did the big, big, big pop records. Then we slowly started incorporating my soul back into it — and that’s where we’ve landed again with ‘Thank U, Next.’”

On dealing with so much hardship this year: “I guess there’s not much I’m afraid of anymore. When life tries you with such serious shit so many times, your priorities change. I don’t give a shit. I just want to be happy and healthy — one day — and make music.”

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